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Recetly Italian extreme thrashers NECRODEATH posted online their new instructional video, for guitar and drums, featuring NECRODEATH‘s guitarist Pier and drummer Peso. Watch the video below. Both Pier and Peso are giving individual guitar and drums lessons at MusicArt School, lessons also via Skype. For more information, pls contact firstname.lastname@example.org – http://www.musicart.eu.
Recently NECRODEATH released the new video clip from their Hellive DVD “Graveyard Of The Innocents”, check it out below:
After having released several critically acclaimed albums and toured the world relentlessly in their 25-year career, NECRODEATH are ready to celebrate it with their first live DVD, ‘Hellive’, a real “must have” for every fan of a band that is mostly famous for their incendiary live show and “no-compromise” attitude. The DVD contains 2 live shows, including all the band’s classics and featuring special guest appearances by Necrodeath’s original guitarist Claudio and members of Bulldozer, Cripple Bastards and Excruciation, plus plenty of bonus material, including interviews and videoclips. ‘Hellive’ was released on May 21st, 2013 on Scarlet Records.
You can watch a short trailer here:
Live from Catania , Italy , 15 September 2012
1. Idiosyncrasy (part 1)
2. Forever Slaves
4. Burn And Deny
5. Final War
6. Propitiation Of The Gods
8. At The Mountains Of Madness
9. Hate And Scorn
10. Queen Of Desire
11. The Theory
Live from Milano , Italy , 24 March 2012
1. The Flag Of The Inverted Cross
2. Victim Of Necromancy
3. Mater Tenebrarum
4. United Forces (S.O.D. cover)
5. Countess Bathory (Venom cover)
MASTERCASTLE guitarist Pier Gonella has posted a solo performance of the instrumental track ‘Space Trip’, taken from the Italian band’s second album Last Desire from 2011. Check it out below:
The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their fourth release – and first to feature new drummer John Macaluso – which will see release in the first half of 2013 on Lion Music.
Gonella recently commeted on adding Macaluso to the line-up:
“It’s fantastic to have John in the band. His playing style has long been admired by all Mastercastle members and to have his signature drum sound driving the new material is something we can’t wait to introduce to our fanbase.”
Spider Rock Promotion has issued the following:
The Prime mover heavy metal band VANEXA is proud to announce the entrance of Pier Gonella as a guitarist. Pier is a very skilled metal guitarist who can already boast a long career, and who still has major projects with Necrodeath and Mastercastle. He joins Roberto Tiranti (vocals) who had the opportunity to share the stage with when Pier entered Labyrinth replacing Olaf Thorsen.
The new Vanexa’s line-up is as follows:
Roberto Tiranti – Vocals
Pier Gonella – Guitars
Artan Selishta – Guitars
Sergio Pagnacco – Bass Guitar
Silvano Bottari – Drums
Italian power metal band MASTERCASTLE was formed in January 2008 by the guitarist Pier Gonella and the singer Giorgia Gueglio. These two guys had several music projects in the past and they wanted to try something different. No fixed genre was chosen with the emphasis on producing music in a natural way. The result was a natural mix of the virtuoso guitar style of Pier with the individual female voicals of Giorgia Gueglio which work well together. The line-up was completed by the drummer Alessandro Bissa (aka Bix) and the bassist Steve Vawamas. Mastercastle’s latest album, Dangerous Diamonds, came out last year.
Recently MSFinland‘s Sylvi had a chance to interview band’s guitarist Pier Gonella, here’s the conversation..
Hi Pier, I’m Sylvi from MSFinland! Nice to meet you!
1. First of all, congratulations for “Dangerous Diamonds” I read a lots of positive reviews about it. Do you ever read the them?
Hi Sylvi, first of all thank you for this interview. Sure, when I can, I read all the reviews that I find, and it is a delicate moment because I pledge myself very in the album recording and sometimes reading critics is very bad. But I say the truth, I never received exaggerated critics. Then of course there are many elements of subjective tastes which should be respected. Dangerous Diamonds has been reviewed very well everywhere, you can check it with a search in the web, I’m so enthusiastic about this.